Hand Knotted Rugs
An authentic oriental rug is a handmade carpet that is either knotted with pile or woven without pile. Oriental-design rugs made by machine or any method other than hand knotting or hand weaving are not considered authentic oriental rugs.
These rugs normally come from a broad geographical region extending from Vietnam in the east to Turkey and Iran in the west and the Caucasus in the north to India in the south. People from different cultures, countries, racial groups and religious faiths are involved in the production of oriental rugs.
Oriental rugs are organized by origin: Persian rugs, Antolian rugs, Kurdish rugs, Caucasian rugs, Central Asian rugs, Chinese rugs, East Turkestan rugs and Tibetan rugs.
Knot density is a traditional measure for quality of handmade carpets. It refers, quite simply, to the number of knots per unit of surface area – typically either per square inch or per square centimeter.
For two carpets of the same age and similar design, the one with the higher number of knots will be the more valuable. With more than 30 knots per square centimeter (1 sq cm = approx. 0.155 square inch, the carpet pattern will have less pixilation. The carpet’s surface will also feel more solid and will give better protection against aging.
Persian carpet with fewer than 30 knots per sq cm is generally considered an average to low-quality carpet, while over 50 knots per square centimeter indicates a fine piece of work.
Hand-tying of knots is a very labor-intensive task. An average weaver can tie almost 10,000 knots per day. More difficult patterns with an above-average knot density can only be woven by a skillful weaver, thus increasing the production costs even more.
All Non-Vegetable Dye Wool Tibetan
Our fine Tibetan rugs are entirely handcrafted from start to finish, including carding, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and washing. Woven with tradition and designed for today. High-lanolin, hand spun Himalayan wool in high density 100 knot quality. Exceptionally strong and resilient. Soft but lofty texture and dimension. Designs range from modern to floral, simple to sophisticated.
All Plant Fibers. No Wool
Raw Rug is unique, all natural, and synonymous with eco-friendly. Entirely handcrafted with organically grown natural plant fibers, including aloe, hemp, nettle, and wild silk, resulting in a beautiful array of natural earth tones, including rust, terra cotta, sage green, cream, chocolate, and sand. Woven by Tibetan artisans in Nepal. Naturally anti-bacterial and stain resistant. Exceptionally durable.
All Vegetable Dye Tibetan Wool
Organica is fresh, distinctive, and entirely handcrafted from start to finish, including carding, spinning, weaving, dyeing, and washing. Woven with tradition of high-lanolin Himalayan wool, hand spun and hand-dyed with organic earth ingredients, including minerals and vegetable dyes as walnut husk, bilberry, indigo, and rhubarb. Vegetable dyes on hand spun wool result in beauty and character, with an impressive array of natural and vibrant earth hues.
Tufting is the process of creating textiles & rugs, by special tufting tools. Needles stitch hundreds of rows of pile yarn tufts through a backing fabric called the primary backing, where a loop holds the yarn in place to form a tuft as the needle is removed. The yarn is caught by loopers and held in place for loop-pile carpet or cut by blades for cut-pile carpet. Next, secondary backings of various types are applied to render a variety of performance properties.
Art Silk Collection
Self-expression, excitement, and creativity define this beautiful, upscale collection. Handmade of 100% first grade rayon in a dense, straight pile construction, they feel truly luxurious to the touch, just like authentic silk. Cotton canvas back. Dry clean.
Cotton Loop Collection
These beautifully designed rugs cover the most popular themes for both children and young adults. From sea to space and flowers to cars, these rugs are handmade of 100% new cotton in both loop and tuft constructions. Colorful and soft cotton canvas back. Spot or dry clean.
Nursery Rhyme Collection
Teach someone special classic nursery rhymes by bringing the story home. Includes “Cat and the Fiddle”, “Humpty Dumpty”, and many more. Handmade of 100% new cotton with rayon highlights. Cotton canvas back. Spot or dry clean.
Specialty Accent Collection
An exclusive! Expertly handcrafted by talented artisans with unparalleled attention to color and detail. Incorporating top grade cotton, wool, and rayon, these art pieces are constructed in micro hook style, allowing for clarity of their intricate design. Special dot traction back. Dry clean.
Add some Zen and tranquility to your surroundings with these inviting rugs, hand constructed of 100% natural bamboo. An ecologically sustainable way to add some style to home. Exceptional durability. Naturally anti-bacterial. Spot clean.
Tapestry is a form of textile art. It is woven by hand on a weaving-loom. It is weft-faced weaving, which means that all the warp threads are hidden in the completed work, unlike cloth weaving where both the warp and the weft threads are visible. In this way, a colorful pattern or image is created. Most weavers use a naturally based warp thread such as linen or cotton. The weft threads are usually wool or cotton, but may include silk, gold, or other alternatives.
Both craftsmen and artists have produced tapestries. The ‘blueprints’ on cardboard (also known as ‘tapestry cartoons’) were made by artists of repute, while the tapestries themselves were produced by craftsmen.